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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
7th January 2015 Issue no. 246

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International News

Asian Cup: hosts Australia asked to strengthen security

Australia has been asked to strengthen security for next month's Asian Cup following the hostage siege in Sydney. The Asian Football Confederation is worried about safety plans in the wake of Monday's events in a cafe that left two hostages and their captor dead.

Roto launches integrated burglary protection

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According to fenestration manufacturer Roto, Germany is rightly referred to as a "paradise for burglars." The number of such offences has been increasing since 2008 to 150,000 cases in 2013.

2 Cities - 1 Brand - 1 Great Contract

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There are many common sayings which we all know and have used at some point in time.

You could be 'selling snow to the Eskimos', 'taking coals to Newcastle' or 'selling sand to the Arabs': but your efforts may prove to be futile as the outcome is more than likely going to be rather disappointing.

Delta DSC800 bollards stand sentry at Windsor Castle

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Delta Scientific, a leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, has announced that Windsor Castle, home of the English and British monarchy since the time of Henry I (1110 AD) and the longest occupied palace in Europe, is being protected from terrorist vehicle attacks with Delta's DSC800 decorative bollards.

Advanced Keys introduces its Rover MG Pektron service

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As you know, you will need a working programmed remote before you can add a new remote in diagnostically. If you don't have a working remote we can help, says Advanced Keys. "Just send us the Pektron unit and we can send it back with a Pre-programmed remote making it as simple as 'plug and play.'"* rover-mg_142.jpg

Pektron unit cloning available: water damaged Pektron unit? Advanced Keys are now able to clone it for you. Send in a used, secondhand or new unit along with the old one and we can transfer data from the old damaged unit for just £45.00+vat

Tel : 0121 355 8510
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The Queen of Lishi reigns supreme once again

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Genuine Lishi's very own Pan Huiyi was the overall victor in the Asia Pacific KING OF LISHI Competition held at the annual Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) Conference and Trade Exhibition in Australia. 

Hikvision jumps to Top 3 in A&S 2014 Security 50 Rankings

Hikvision has been ranked as one of the three leading companies in the global security market in A&S Magazine's 2014 Security 50. Hikvision's rise to prominence comes after yet another year of outstanding growth.

AMG partners with Veracity

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AMG Systems, the British manufacturer of sophisticated Megapixel cameras and CCTV transmission technology has completed the integration of their AMG-Panogenics' 5-megapixel 360 degree PanoCam360 camera range with Veracity's COLDSTORE surveillance storage solution.

Boon Edam makes significant investment in expanding training for customers and installers

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Boon Edam has announced a significant expansion of the company's training programs for its dealers, installers, and end users. In 2015, the company will be offering monthly webinar training, as well as several sessions of factory training at the Boon Edam production facility in Lillington, NC., USA.

New HD video quad from Ovation Systems delivers high quality images to enhance monitoring capability

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Ovation Systems, a leading global developer of high performance video surveillance solutions has announced the immediate availability of FourSight-DVI, a new HD video quad display monitoring system.

New report shows how healthy workplaces are managing stress

One-quarter of workers in Europe report feeling stressed at work all or most of the time - and a similar proportion say that work affects their health negatively. Psychosocial risks; for example, monotonous tasks, high work intensity, tight deadlines, work-life imbalance, violence and harassment from the public or from colleagues, contribute to work-related stress.

Hikvision hosts trip to China for key European customers

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Hikvision, a leading supplier of video surveillance equipment and solutions, recently hosted a diverse group of European customers at the company's headquarters in Hangzhou, China.

Microsoft's robot security guards

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Robots are increasingly replacing humans in a variety of mundane tasks, like bolting a car together or making lollipops, but now they are moving into the security business.

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This Week's News

LockExpo 2015 will soon be upon us!

Lockexpo_142.jpgSponsored by Tradelocks and with just over 8 weeks to 'Expo day' pre-bookings for visitors is running high. To make sure of your fast track entry register at www.lockexpo.co.uk if you have registered before for any show we have you in the database so you just need to log in and print your QR code when you're ready.

Held on the weekend of the 7th/8th of March this year (and Feb 27th/28th in 2016) the show is at the East Midlands Conference Centre - full details on the website.

All the popular suppliers and manufacturers are there and the February edition of LASM will have the showguide.

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CES 2015: the Netatmo Welcome security camera with facial recognition allows it to recognise who is entering the home

* Camera-iphone.jpgThe Netatmo Welcome has been designed to recognise family members and other people who frequently enter the home - or any other building.

When it recognises someone, the wi-fi connected system can immediately send a notification with their name to your smartphone.

Securikey launches addition to best selling mini vault range

* new-Securikey-Mini-Vault.jpgLeading physical security product supplier Securikey has extended the best-selling Mini Vault safe range with the Mini Vault 3, which offers a wider interior space that is ideal for storing till drawers in a retail environment or large binders of important documents in domestic or commercial applications, in addition to cash, jewellery and other valuables.

The Mini Vault 3 Silver and Gold ranges, like all other models in the Mini Vault range, have been meticulously designed and manufactured to offer robust protection, which is proven through rigorous testing that demonstrates these safes can withstand different types of attack in a diverse array of environments. These independent tests also confirm that the product meets high European standards.

Genuine Lishi App exceeds 1,500 downloads

* Lishi-App.jpgOver the last few months, Genuine Lishi has concentrated on renovating and revamping their extensive collection of top of the range supplies, and has recently taken the market by storm with yet another unique and innovative product launch.

Genuine Lishi NightVision 3-in-1 tools are able to decode and pick car doors, ignitions and trunks and are truly a revelation when it comes to technological development.

2015 - New Year export resolution - free UKTI seminar

Held on 16th January 2015 this free UKTI seminar deals with getting your company fit for better export sales through productive communications.

Learn about the services available to support your export ambitions; Find out how a placement student could support your international growth and the support available towards funding a student; Attend a workshop hosted by our export communications expert on how to increase your global online visibility, connect with new customers and rank higher on international search engines.

Hikvision unveils world's first 1080P ultra low-light PTZ network camera

* Hikvision_DS-2DF82231.jpgDarkFighter DS-2DF8223I-AEL PTZ camera boasts Hikvision industry-leading Smart technologies and low-light technology

Hikvision is expanding the DarkFighter range of ultra-low-light surveillance cameras with the release of the DS-2DF8223I-AEL PTZ network camera. This cutting-edge camera utilizes Hikvision's industry-leading, ultra-low-light MP lens and is designed specifically to capture sharp color and monochrome images in extreme, low-light conditions. The result is crystal-clear color images in conditions that would defeat conventional monochrome IP cameras and competing low-light cameras.

Pop-a-Lock "America's most trusted locksmith company"

Pop-a-Lock has reportedly emerged as America's most trusted locksmith company. The St. Louis based firm caters to both residential and commercial locksmith services as well as automotive requirements.

A seasoned name across the American lock and key sphere, Pop-a-Lock has been operating for more than 2 decades. The company is especially popular for its free Emergency Door Unlocking program committed to saving little ones accidentally locked inside cars. Over the years, EDU has rescued 3, 20,000 children nationwide since its launch in 1991.

High-tech monitoring makes unmanned forecourts a viable option

* Farsight.jpgA 73% increase, over a three-year period, in the number of unmanned forecourts monitored by Farsight Security Services signifies a growth in popularity for remote monitoring over staffing the high-risk environment.

Lone workers at petrol forecourts face a vast and probable list of dangers including fire and theft. Remote monitoring eliminates these risks for isolated workers.

AMG Systems awarded major development grant

* Dr_Alan_Hayes_AMG.jpgAMG, the British manufacturer of sophisticated CCTV transmission solutions and Megapixel cameras, is proud to announce that the company it has been awarded a six figure grant for enhanced Research and Development, as it continues its growth path into new industry sectors.

The grant has been awarded by the LEP programme, which aims to lever £12m in private sector investment and create 500 jobs and apprenticeships by March 2018. Outside of AMG Systems, businesses that have received grant approval so far, totaling £1.9m, are GE Precision Engineering, Ecospeed Marine and Cosworth.

Sheffield locksmith celebrates 95 years in business

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Whatever it is, H Harrold and Sons in Sheffield seems to have unlocked the secret. For five generations, the family-run locksmith business has gone above and beyond - and sometimes below - to provide its services.

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New guidance on the use of drones

The ICO has published advice for the public on the data protection issues connected to the use of drones. The advice confirms that the personal use of drones will not normally be covered by the Act, but that users should still act responsibly to avoid having an unnecessary impact on people’s privacy.

Specialist London Sports College chooses Basson to help cut crime

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Caterham High School, Dagenham & Redbridge, recently installed a remotely monitored security system supplied by specialist infrared CCTV supplier, Basson Group. The school administrators were looking for a surveillance solution capable of protecting them against the rising problem of stolen lead roofing and other break-ins being experienced by schools across the borough.

Top marks all round for the TradeLocks Open Weekend

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On the 22nd-23rd November, over one hundred and fifty locksmiths travelled from far and wide to UAP Tradelocks HQ in order to attend the highly-anticipated TradeLocks Open Weekend - and what a success it was!

Is your website vulnerable to ‘oldest hackers’ trick in the book’?

A hotel booking website has been fined £7,500 after becoming the latest victim of one of the ‘oldest hackers’ tricks in the book’. The ICO is warning organisations that they must act now to protect themselves from SQL injection attacks – which remain one of the most common forms of online attack.

Skyguard scoops lone worker honours at security excellence awards

Skyguard have been recognised for their continued outstanding contribution to Lone Worker protection at the recent IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2014, beating some tough competition in the 'Best Deployment of Lone Worker Technology' category.

Presented at the prestigious Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in London attended by over 1,000 Security industry experts, Director Will Murray received the award on behalf of the company.

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